“Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation” (Metrick and Yasuda)

For the I/T architect, or the architect of any stripe, I highly recommend the book, Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation by Andrew Metrick and Ayako Yasuda,

http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Capital-Finance-Innovation-Metrick/dp/0470454709

Even if you are fortunate to have others available to perform these calculations for you, understanding “the VC method” provides you with yet another way to increase your fidelity to the ethical imperative: identifying with the business owner’s typical decision processes and understanding their value metrics.

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